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Whether you’re in the fast, fast casual, fine dining or other sectors of the industry, we understand the challenges you face: Margins are small, exposure to theft is high, reliance on labor is intensive and customer satisfaction is imperative. The ORBA team offers a wealth of experience, ideas and financial solutions that can make the difference between a successful, profitable venture or one that faces financial hurdles that are difficult to overcome.

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From new ventures just getting off the ground to mature operations, our clients include franchisers and franchisees, family-owned restaurants, and investor-owned, multistate and multiunit concepts. We help new restaurants get started on the right track by setting up internal controls, designing back-office systems, selecting general ledger software and assisting in many other areas. With our integrated tax, consulting and accounting expertise, we help you establish and continue to serve up healthy results.

Consulting

  • Entity structuring and investor analysis
  • Developing informative periodic financial analysis templates
  • Coordinating payroll and tip reporting practices
  • Point-of-sale (POS) system selection
  • Gift card analysis
  • Menu engineering
  • Inventory management

Tax

  • Tax planning and consulting
  • State and local tax expertise
  • Proactive tax saving strategies
  • Restaurant tax credits
  • Updates in tax laws and accounting rules that directly impact your business
  • Cost segregation studies

Accounting

  • Financial statement audits, reviews and compilations
  • Agreed upon procedures engagements
  • Internal control and fraud examinations
  • Evaluate receivables and cash receipts
  • Evaluate franchisee revenues
  • Employee benefit plan audits
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Resources 

2021TOP WORKPLACES USA Energage
2021 FINANCIAL SERVICES INDUSTRY TOP WORKPLACES USA
2020 TOP WORKPLACES The Chicago Tribune
top 200public accounting firms INSIDE Public Accounting 2013-2020 Rankings
TOP 100FIRMS TO WATCH Accounting Today's 2014-2021 Rankings
GREAT LAKESRegional Leader Accounting Today's 2012-2021 Rankings
over40 years Of High Performing Service To Clients In Chicago & Beyond

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Firms News

03.10.21

ORBA Named to Accounting Today’s 2021 “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch”  
ORBA, one of Chicago’s largest public accounting firms, has been named as one of Accounting Today’s “Beyond the Top 100: Firms to Watch” for 2021. The firm is also ranked among the top 20 firms in the Great Lakes Region.

Guides

ORBA will gladly provide you with hard copies of the useful guides listed below. Select which guides you would like to receive and submit the form below.

  • Tax Pocket Guide
  • Tax Planning Guide
  • Records Retention Schedule
  • Auto, Travel & Business Log

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